radio beacon

radio beacon
noun
1. a characteristic signal emitted by a transmitter used for navigation
Hypernyms: ↑signal, ↑signaling, ↑sign
2. a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
Syn: ↑beacon
Hypernyms: ↑radio station

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noun
: a radio transmitting station that transmits special radio signals for use (as on a landing field or ship) in determining the direction or position of those receiving them

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a radio station that sends a characteristic signal so as to enable ships or airplanes to determine their position or bearing by means of a radio compass.
[1915-20]

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radio beacon noun
An apparatus that transmits signals for direction-finding
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Main Entry:radio

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radio beacon,
a radio station for sending special signals so that ships and airplanes can determine their position.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • radio beacon — radio .beacon n a tower that sends out radio signals to help aircraft stay on the correct course …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • radio beacon — ☆ radio beacon n. a radio transmitter that gives off special signals continuously to help ships or aircraft determine their positions or come in safely, as at night or in a fog …   English World dictionary

  • radio beacon — Fixed ground stations emitting RF (radio frequency) signals, especially those containing identification signals such as NDBs (nondirectional beacons), which enable aircraft to fix their position relative to them. These facilities normally operate …   Aviation dictionary

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  • radio-beacon system — radijo švyturių sistema statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. radio beacon system vok. Funkfeueranordnuug, f rus. система радиомаяков, f pranc. réseau de radiophares, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • radio beacon — noun A beacon that emits radio wave signal to guide ships and/or aircraft …   Wiktionary

  • radio beacon — noun Date: 1919 a radio transmitting station that transmits special radio signals for use (as on a landing field) in determining the direction or position of those receiving them …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • radio beacon — a radio station that sends a characteristic signal so as to enable ships or airplanes to determine their position or bearing by means of a radio compass. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • radio beacon — /ˈreɪdioʊ bikən/ (say raydeeoh beekuhn) noun a radio transmitter emitting a characteristic signal so as to enable ships or aircraft to determine their position or bearing by a receiving instrument (radio compass) …  

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